In this issue…

  1. PEOPLES OF THE WORLD CD STILL COMING
  2. INSURANCE FOR TERRORISM, TRIP CANCELLATION, & EVACUATION
  3. TALKING BIBLE SUNDAYS
  4. MUSIC & MISSIONS CONSULTATION
  5. 2003 ANTIOCH ANNUAL GATHERING OF CHURCHES
  6. CASE STUDY FOR POLAND
  7. OPERATION REVEILLE UPDATES WEBSITE
  8. LOWEST PRICE EVER FOR WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA?
  9. SCREEN SAVERS FOR EVANGELISM
  10. CLOSING STUFF

  1. PEOPLES OF THE WORLD CD STILL COMING — Sorry the Peoples of the World CD (the cool tool we’ve been mentioning) isn’t out yet. *Just* when they thought it would soon be out the door, a people group committee beefed up the list by 194 groups, creating 194 new profiles worth of work to do! As a result, they decided to stop the presses and make it *state of the art*! So hang tight… It’s coming soon!

  2. INSURANCE FOR TERRORISM, TRIP CANCELLATION, & EVACUATION –- Will your health insurance cover you if you are injured because of terrorism? Will your airline ticket be reimbursed if due to a political situation you cannot go on the trip you were planning? If, due to political reasons you are forced to evacuate, do you have coverage? Besides health insurance plans, Jeff now has coverage for all these contingencies. For information contact or call 480/813-9100; Toll free in USA: 866/636-9100 or visit http://www.gninsurance.com or http://www.overseashealthinsurance.com .

  3. TALKING BIBLE SUNDAYS — Audio Scriptures International in California is still praising God for the growing number of churches observing a “Talking Bible Sunday.” Visually impaired people love these Talking Bibles when reading has become difficult. In USA Talking Bibles are available in English, NIV and KJV and in Spanish. As we’ve mentioned previously, the cost of the Talking Bible is $49.95. (includes shipping). For more info., call 1-800-318-7262. (Note the tel. number listed previously was incorrect; this new number is the right one.)

  4. MUSIC & MISSIONS CONSULTATION — The Global Consultation on Music & Missions will be held September 15-18 in Ft. Worth, TX. Organizers are calling together mission, music and worship leaders from around the world to 1) form personal friendships and organizational partnerships, 2) discuss resources, strategies and models, 3) identify current challenges and opportunities. The plenary speakers include John Piper & Dick Eastman. In addition, nearly 50 seminars will touch on many subjects. A special 1-day seminar will be held before GCoMM on Saturday, September 13: “Music & Cross-Cultural Communication.” For further information, visit http://www.swbts.edu/gcom or write .

  5. 2003 ANTIOCH ANNUAL GATHERING OF CHURCHES — Antioch Network and Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse will be hosting the 2003 Annual Gathering of Churches on June 18-21 in Tempe, Arizona. A specific track this year will be offered for those interested in the dynamics of people group- specific networks and partnerships. If you are interested in more information or to request a brochure contact Antioch Network at 602- 589-7777 or by email at . You can also view a brochure online or register on the Internet at http://www.antiochnetwork.org/gathering .

  6. CASE STUDY FOR POLAND — A web evangelism team in Poland is using an integrated portfolio of websites with some very effective strategies. This case study presents many ideas which could be adapted for other languages and countries: http://www.gospelcom.net/guide/resources/poland.php

  7. OPERATION REVEILLE UPDATES WEBSITE — Operation Reveille has just updated its website, with articles on: 1.) Struggle between secularism and fundamentalist Islam 2.) Spiritual Landscape of North Korea 3.) News from Yemen, Indonesia, Afghanistan, and Jordan 4.) Review of a Book on Islam 5.) Notes on some resources and opportunities in ministry to Muslims. These may be viewed at: http://www.oprev.org/Shofar.htm .

  8. LOWEST PRICE EVER FOR WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA? — It just might be. If you have been waiting for a good sale price to buy your own copy of the two-volume World Christian Encyclopedia, second edition, the time is now. Up to now the best price has been through Gabriel Resources, at $234/set (vs. full retail of $295). Now Oxford University Press, the publisher, is itself offering the set at a sale price of $175. USA shipping adds only $5, and international shipping adds $35. Check it out at http://www.OUP-USA.org/springsale , or (for those in the USA) 800-230-3242, or fax (USA) 919-677-1303.

  9. SCREEN SAVERS FOR EVANGELISM — The monitor screen ‘real estate’ sitting on your desk is a valuable commodity. Meanwhile, screen savers have evolved in many directions, often to enliven the working environment, sometimes to advertise products. But can a screen saver be used for evangelism? Obviously non-Christians are unlikely to install an evangelistic screen saver themselves. But a new screen saver has been released which Christians can use at work, which rather than preaching, is designed to intrigue and be a conversation starter. http://www.gospelcom.net/guide/resources/screensaver.php
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